December 1, 2006

Weekend Reading: Self-Sufficient-ish

flowerlogo.gifThis week's weekend reading isn't a book. It's a website - - a self-described "urban guide to almost self-sufficiency." The site is the brainchild of twins Dave and Andy Hamilton of the UK, who were inspired by books and articles about self-sufficiency to write something for those of us who are interested in becoming self-sufficient but don't have the time, means or inclination to do it whole hog. They explain:

Although total self-sufficiency is appealing the thought of giving up the little luxuries in life may not be. I grow a lot of my own food eat wild foods and when I have the money buy organic fruit and vegetables but I still enjoy beer in a pub and like to go to the cinema or eat out occasionally.

Self Sufficientish-ism (w)as created for these reasons. It is for all those who have limited time, space or money but would like to have a go at growing their own food or brewing their own alcohol or want to know which wild foods are good to eat. We also aim to offer advice on a whole host of other subjects from a low-ecological impact perspective.

The site offers simple, easy to understand and easy to implement suggestions for lower-impact living, interspersed with self-effacing humor. I like their segment on creating a self-sufficient-ish office, a "short guide to not only create a greener office and help the environment, but also to cement all the other workers idea that you are certainly the office hippy." Rock on, guys.

At Selfsuffientish. (Via Hugg)

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